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Bollati Boringhieri (2019-02-27)
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Historical adventure fiction


by Tarabbia, Andrea

A Renaissance prince, a sublime composer, and a dreadful crime in a gripping and subtle kaleidoscopic plot.

Compelled by the conventions of his times, one tormented and troubled man carries out a savage murder that, despite its atrocity, sets his unstoppable artistic genius free.
This man is Gesualdo da Venosa, the famous late 16th century madrigalist, the fascinating composer who inspired and obsessed Igor Stravinskij.
To avenge his honour against his young wife - Maria D'Avalos - and her infidelity, Gesualdo murders her in cold blood.

Andrea Tarabbia builds an extraordinary novel on a delicate and perfectly balanced plot through the fate of a unique character. He skilfully pictures the verge of an era, and the exact moment when a new age begins.
The hypnotic plot of this gothic and sensual novel revolves around Stravinskij's journey between genius and madness, in search of the truth of Gesualdo: a powerful game of mirrors that reveals the duality of human nature.

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A writer who dares searching the abyss of the human psyche while flying high, as only a literary talent could do.

Quote: Helena Janeczek, Premio Strega 2018

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